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Wellness Centre

The Wellness Centre is designed as a welcoming retreat for patients and carers. Regardless of where you are having treatment, you are welcome to use the Wellness Centre and its programs.

With the needs of the patient the number one priority, the Wellness Centre has been created to be more home-like than a typical hospital setting. It has comfortable couches and chairs, television, fireplace, kids play area, reading material and kitchen facilities where patients and visitors can make a cup of coffee, heat up their lunch or relax.

Patients and families are welcome to use the centre before, during and after appointments. Drop in and use the centre to relax, meet with others or attend our growing range of wellness programs.

All programs are free for patients. If you are unable to attend an appointment or program, we would appreciate if you could let us know and cancel.


Those with an interest in participating in any of the below programs can contact:
Simone Noelker, Wellness Centre Coordinator at BRICC
Phone: 53208614
Email: simonen@bhs.org.au
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For more information on the Wellness Centre, contact Simone Noelker, Wellness Centre Coordinator on 03 5320 8614 or simonen@bhs.org.au

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better

A two and a half hour workshop of pampering! Learn techniques to help manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment in a practical and positive way.

Delta Therapy Dogs

Delta Therapy Dogs

The special dogs visit us to offer the wonderful benefits of pet therapy, spend time with patients and offer a chat, a floppy ear to listen and a paw to shake.

Yoga

Yoga

Beginners level yoga to help promote physical fitness, mental clarity, stress management and general wellbeing.

Oncology Massage and Reiki

Oncology Massage and Reiki

A specialised form of therapeutic massage involving gentle pressure techniques, performed by massage therapists with specialised training, aiming to improve quality of life for people with a diagnosis of cancer.

Ballarat Prostate Cancer Support Group

Ballarat Prostate Cancer Support Group

This support group meets monthly at the Wellness Centre and aims to provide information and peer support to men affected by prostate cancer and their partners. New members are welcome.

Relaxation and Mindfulness

Relaxation and Mindfulness

Use relaxation and mindfulness to help ease anxiety, stress, pain and sleeping problems.

Regular practice can also help calm your mind and enhance health and wellbeing.

Shiatsu Therapy

Shiatsu Therapy

Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork based on theoretical framework of traditional Chinese medicine. Shiatsu techniques include massage, assisted stretching & joint mobilisation.

Arbonne Facials

Arbonne Facials

Feel like having a little "pick me up"?

Treat your skin to a facial that will leave you feeling like new.

Art Therapy

Art Therapy

Art Therapy provides an avenue to express, explore and externalise thoughts feelings and behaviours. Artistic skill or ability is not required to participate.

Financial Advice

Financial Advice

The time and costs associated with cancer treatment & recovery can have a significant impact on your financial situation. Ask about superannuation, insurances, Centrelink & more.

At Risk of Lymphoedema

At Risk of Lymphoedema

If you've had surgery to remove lymph nodes in your armpit or groin, and/or radiotherapy in the same area, you're considered to be at some risk of developing lymphoedema.

Fed Up With Fatigue

Fed Up With Fatigue

Cancer related fatigue is different to everyday tiredness - explore and discuss strategies to assist you in managing it.

Why Weight?

Why Weight?

Two 2 hour introductory group education sessions on managing your weight with cancer diagnosis.

Cancer Chics Cuppa and Chat

Cancer Chics Cuppa and Chat

This group is open to any ladies who have been affected by cancer and who would just love to come along for a cuppa and a chat.